Mr. Kevin Peach
I was brought up to serve others, adopting the ideology that “our greatest resource has, and always will be each other.” This ethos led me to completing a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Community Leadership and Non-Profit Management, and then a Master of Science in Public Service Management from DePaul University.
For the following eight years I worked in the US as an emergency management and public health professional consultant leading programmes addressing preparedness, protection, security, response, recovery and mitigation. Whilst this experience has had a primarily domestic focus, I have developed an international guidance on how other countries can adopt the United States disaster response models.
Having served for various US local, state, and federal agencies, my professional government management experience includes winning grants for federal and private funding for complex disaster projects and emergency management programmes. I have served on government boards and commissions as a strategic advisor to governors and mayors with emergency management and public health emphases. Key achievements include composing congressional testimony for the FEMA Assistant Administrator of Recovery, contributing to the evaluation of the National Health Security Strategy, and advising the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, the body responsible for coordinating USD60 billion of federal investment.
Working in the humanitarian sector is a lifestyle – not just a job. I find it to be incredibly gratifying to be able to leverage my experience and expertise to help others in life saving and life preservation planning efforts and activities. I count myself very lucky to be able to make a living doing work that is aligned with my values and the things that I believe in.